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About the role

An exciting opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to develop a new air pollution mapping service based on Land Use Regression (LUR) modelling techniques and integrating it with the current mapping capability at EarthSense that uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD).  .

This position is a key role within a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) - a collaborative R&D project between EarthSense Ltd and the University of Leicester.

What can you expect from this job?

·         You will be responsible for leading and delivering a challenging commercial project that directly impacts the business, with the opportunity to be a champion of real change.

·         You will receive input and support from an academic team with specialist knowledge and experience relevant to the project.

·         We will provide a £3,300 training budget that is tailored to your personal development needs, along with two free residential management training courses at the beginning of the project.

·         You will have the opportunity to deliver high impact outcomes within a business, whilst learning at the same time - a significant contribution to your long-term career progression.

Company information

Based in Leicester, EarthSense is a leading air quality specialist, providing expert services in air pollution monitoring, modelling and data provision. EarthSense deliver innovative solutions, enabling the world to visualise and manage its air quality issues for the betterment of human health.


About you
  • A First degree in Geographical Information Systems/science, Geography, Environmental Science or a related subject and an MSc in GIS or a closely related subject (minimum level: MSc).
  • You will have practical experience of using GIS and related technologies including statistical software and experience of working with spatial datasets. 
  • An excellent communicator (both written and oral), with an engaging personality to support the development of strong, effective relationships.
  • The aptitude to apply technologies developed through research to a commercial scenario, understanding the needs of internal and external customers and stakeholders.
  • An ambition and ability to take ownership of a challenging and impactful technical project.
  • A desire to track the last technology advances and improve your skills using the resources provided by the University and by the company.
  • Ability to perform coding to written technical specifications, against agreed published standards and design guidelines.
Additional information

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof John Gulliver, jg435@le.ac.uk.   

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. The University is ranked within the top 25 UK Universities in all international league tables and we are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching.

We offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. 

KTP supports partnerships between business and universities or research organisations, placing graduates (KTP Associates), to work on challenging, high profile projects.

·        Accelerate your career

·        Gain valuable experience and marketable, highly transferable skills

·        Earn a competitive salary

·        Receive practical and formal management training and development

·        Opportunity for a professional qualification

·        Enjoy an excellent chance of a permanent post with the company

Further information about KTPand the advantages of being a KTP Associate can be found at:

http://ktp.innovateuk.org